DEFENDING Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a season-best 10.78s to win the 100m at the Pure Athletics Elite Meet in Clermont, Florida on Sunday.
Thompson-Herah’s time was the second-fastest in the world this season. Only the USA’s Sha’ Carri Richardson has run faster with her time of 10.72 at the Miramar South Florida Invitational last month.
It was a Jamaica 1-2-3 in the race as Natalliah Whyte clocked 11.08 for second place with Ashanti Moore third in 11.10.
The men’s 100m was won by Antigua’s Cejhae Greene who ran 10.02 to win ahead of Jamaica’s Yohan Blake who was given the same time. Incidentally, both men ran the same time, 9.98s, the preliminaries. The times were run with a trailing wind of 2.7m/s.
The wind in the final was 2.1m/s also over the allowable limit.
Devin Quinn was third in 10.03.
Nickel Ashmeade, making comeback after a couple of years out after undergoing groin surgery, was seventh in 10.11.
Meanwhile, the Women’s 200m race was won by Shawnti Jackson in 23.15s. Natasha Morrison, fresh off her personal best 10.87 in the 100m last weekend, was second in 23.21. Kristina Knott was third in 23.31.
Nathon Allen ran 46.85 for second in the 400m won by Michael Mathieu in 46.80. Musa Isah was third in 46.94.
In the women’s equivalent, Shericka Jackson was a comfortable winner in 52.01 over Kaylin Whitney 52.29. Tiffany James clocked 52.67 for third with Christine Day fourth in 53.57.
Janieve Russell won the 400m hurdles in 56.02.